Levi Wallace Foundation coordinates Thanksgiving meal giveaways

Booth-Fickett K-8 was the host site for two Thanksgiving meal giveaways last weekend in an effort led by the Levi Wallace Foundation and the African-American Students Services Department of the Tucson Unified School District.

Boxes of goods and Thanksgiving meals, including a whole turkey, were provided to families.

The Levi Wallace Foundation and the African-American Student Services Department also supported families in need by handing out $100 gift cards to the first 100 families that stopped by.

To learn more about the Levi Wallace Foundation, click here.

Levi Wallace is a former Tucson High standout football players who went on to walk-on at Alabama and excelled as a cornerback. He is now in his fifth year in the NFL playing with Pittsburgh Steelers after a four-year stint with the Buffalo Bills.

He created the Levi Wallace Foundation by wanting to “give back,” he said during an interview with AllSportsTucson.com during his Next Gen Football Camp at Tucson High in March.

Levi Wallace during his Next Gen Football Camp at Tucson High in March (Levi Wallace Foundation photo)

“I found myself wanting to do more back in Tucson. During the season, you kind of get into the loophole of the same thing, being on a schedule. I called my mom (Wendy) and told her, ‘I want to start my foundation,'” he said.

“I grew up here, 18 years of my life,” Wallace said of Tucson. “This is what made me who I am. My family’s here. My friends, my community. So much support and love is still here. This is home.”

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